Maandelijks archief: januari 1970

Killing It Softly

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Killing It Softly

So you drop your smartphone flat on its back. What’s the worst that could happen? These days, maybe a dent.
A smartphone’s metal body is made of a crystalline material with a highly ordered arrangement of atoms. Such materials have a clear order to disrupt — with potential weak points defined by “…

Killing It Softly

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Guiding Light

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Guiding Light

Most of them have come on foot.
Trekking through hills and across rivers from their home country and into Bangladesh, some 600,000 Rohingya refugees have fled Myanmar in recent months, seeking respite from violence and persecution.
Many of them are women and children.
When the sun descends,…

Guiding Light

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Gut Reaction

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Gut Reaction

Food poisoning may be the unwanted gift that keeps on giving — at least according to a new study. A startling discovery by UC Santa Barbara scientists, published today in the journal Science, reveals how a past history of bacterial infections adds up with age to cause severe inflammatory disease….

Gut Reaction

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Preserving Nature

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Preserving Nature

UC Santa Barbara Chancellor Henry T. Yang announced today the gift to establish the Jack and Laura Dangermond Endowed Chair in Conservation Studies. The Dangermonds are the founders of Esri, the world’s largest geographic information systems (GIS) software company.
The $1 million endowment will…

Preserving Nature

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Thomas Fire Update

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Thomas Fire Update

Updates Friday, December 22
• The Red Cross is planning to close its emergency shelter at the MAC of 5 p.m. today.
Updates Thursday, December 21
• All evacuation orders for Santa Barbara County, both voluntary and mandatory, have been lifted as of 9 a.m. today. Read more here from the county….

Thomas Fire Update

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For Environmental Justice

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For Environmental Justice

Environmental issues are social in origin and all living beings are interconnected. That’s how David Pellow sees it.
In his new book, “What is Critical Environmental Justice?” (Polity Press, 2017), Pellow, the Dehlsen Endowed Chair in Environmental Studies at UC Santa Barbara, examines the…

For Environmental Justice

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Finding Majoranas

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Finding Majoranas

UC Santa Barbara scientists are on the cusp of a major advance in topological quantum computing.
In a paper that appears in the journal Nature, Chris Palmstrøm, a UCSB professor of electrical and computer engineering and of materials, and colleagues describe a method by which “hashtag”– shaped…

Finding Majoranas

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Hot and Bothered

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Hot and Bothered

To date, most empirical evidence on climate change impacts have focused on the agricultural sector. Little is known about the effects on, say, manufacturing in, say, China, which is in many ways “the factory of the world.”
In a new paper published in the Journal of Environmental Economics and…

Hot and Bothered

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‘Lab Girl’

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‘Lab Girl’

Part One: “Roots and Leaves.” Part Two: “Wood and Knots.” Part three: “Flowers and Fruit.” Sounds a lot like life.
So goes “Lab Girl,” paleobiologist Hope Jahren’s coming-of-age memoir in which she “traces her path from an early infatuation with the natural world to her hard-earned accomplishments…

‘Lab Girl’

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Good Fellows

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Good Fellows

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) — the world’s largest general scientific society and publisher of numerous prestigious journals, including Science — has named six UC Santa Barbara professors among its new fellows for 2017.
This year, 396 members have been so…

Good Fellows

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Nurturing Warriors

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Nurturing Warriors

Japan’s history of war, from the late 19th century to the present, shifts dramatically at the conclusion of World War II. After a series of intense conflicts, beginning with the Sino-Japanese war of 1894-95, Japan embraced peace and anti-militarism.
Despite the bifurcation of eras, says a UC Santa…

Nurturing Warriors

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A Champion for Plants

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A Champion for Plants

Native plants have a guardian angel in Susan Mazer. Her research as a botanist has furthered the conservation of some of the rarest plant species in California and has influenced the design of habitat restoration efforts.
Mazer, a professor in UC Santa Barbara’s Department of Ecology, Evolution,…

A Champion for Plants

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